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Anti-Militarism: News & Updates
May 16, 2015
disappearance of political journalist Bernardo Javier Cano Torres, who had been threatened by the brother of the former mayor of Iguala, Guerrero, who was removed from office for his suspected role in the disappearance and presumed execution of 43 college students in September 2014
May 5, 2015
death threats to Miguel Briceño, leader of the peasant farmer community of El Porvenir in Puerto Gaitán Municipality, Meta Department.
May 3, 2015
assassination of Nasa indigenous members Mario German Valencia Vallejo, Belisario Trochez Ordóñez, Cristián David Trochez and disappearance of Berney Trochez and Wilson Trochez, all resisting illegal mining in Cauca
April 15, 2015
disappearances and assassinations of four students, ages 13-21, in Comayagüela: Elvin Antonio López, Darwin Josué Martínez, Diana Yareli Montoya, and 13-year-old Soad Nicolle Ham Bustillo, with clear signs of torture.
April 13, 2015
after the forced disappearance (and suspected assassinations) of 43 college students in Guerrero in September 2014, urging the government to improve and expedite its investigation
April 12, 2015
attacks on Marlene Benitez, her family, and other members of the Afro-descendant communities of the Curvaradó River Basin in Chocó Department.
March 26, 2015
death threats against 14 individuals and two human rights organizations, José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective (CCAJAR) and the Committee of Solidarity with Political Prisoners (CSPP). Individuals include José Humberto Torres (CSPP); Leon Valencia and Ariel Avila (Peace and Reconciliation Foundation, PARES); José Aristizábal García, Fernando Hernández Valencia and Adolfo Bula (New Rainbow Corporation); and several politicians, including Senators Claudia López and Iván Cepeda, Mayor Gustavo Petro of Bogotá and his colleague, Gloria Flórez
March 15, 2015
killing of two journalists, Danilo Zapón López and Federico Salazar, and the wounding of a third, Marvin Israel Túnchez, in Mazatenango in Suchitepéquez Department.
March 14, 2015
death threat to journalist César Omar Silva Rosales by a military officer